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The Music Room By William Fiennes

The Music Room by William Fiennes

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Summary

From the bestselling author of The Snow Geese comes a mesmerizing tribute to an adored older brother

The Music Room Summary

The Music Room by William Fiennes

Our house was almost seven hundred years old . . .

William Fiennes spent his childhood in a magical place, a moated castle, the perfect environment for a child with a brimming imagination. It is a house alive with history, beauty and mystery, but the young boy growing up in it is equally in awe of his brother Richard. Eleven years older and a magnetic presence, Richard suffers from severe epilepsy. His energy influences the rhythms of the family and the house's internal life, and his story inspires a journey, interwoven with loving recollection, towards an understanding of the mind.

This is a song of home, of an adored brother and of the miracle of consciousness. The chill of the `dark historical spaces' coexists with the warmth and chatter of the family kitchen, and the surrounding landscapes are distinguished by ancient trees, secret haunts, the moat's depths and temptations. Bursting with tender detail, and combining humour, pathos and wisdom, The Music Room is a sensuous tribute to place, memory and the permanence of love.

About William Fiennes

William Fiennes has contributed to Granta, the London Review of Books, the Observer, the Daily Telegraph and the Times Literary Supplement. He lives in Oxford, England. He is the author of the acclaimed The Snow Geese.

Additional information

GOR001341592
9780330444408
0330444409
The Music Room by William Fiennes
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2009-04-03
224
Short-listed for Duff Cooper Prize 2010 (UK) Short-listed for Costa Biography Award 2010 (UK)
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